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Torch Wood (Amyris balsamifera)

St. John Flora: Torch Wood

st john flora: Amyris balsamifera
Torch Tree

The torch wood tree is commonly found in St. John's dry forest environment.

Because of is high oil content, it has been used as a candle, torch or flamboux.

The oil can be distilled to make amyris essential oil commonly referred to as West Indian Sandalwood oil.